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Published 1946

This post-World War II suspense thriller sets off an emotional roller coaster after the psychologically fragile wife of a POW (Anabel Shaw) witnesses a brutal murder from a hotel window while waiting to be reunited with her husband (Frank Latimer).
By the time he arrives, she's nearly comatose with shock.
The hotel's psychiatrist (Vincent Price) is called in to help

Film noir classic, noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting.

Run time 70 min
Producer Aubrey Schenck
Production Company Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: eggbone - favoritefavorite - March 14, 2016
Subject: Predictable
This one is tough to sit through. You can easily determine what comes next. The acting is average. Price plays his character well, but is is the same old style. Soft spoken, evil, presumptious.
Reviewer: Weehrs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2014
Subject: Keep your hands to your self
If you are not happy get a work shop or a cut doll set or tell the person with you are not happy and give them all they want so you can have peace of mind, with out that you are gone.
Reviewer: ne7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2010
Subject: fantastic little movie!
Vincent Price shines in this psychological thriller - a great little movie and well worth a watch :)

Standout things for me:
* the cool as ice lighting
* some great camera angles at times, almost 'arty'
* the fact its all rather believable :)
Reviewer: wellcopes - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2010
Subject: PsyChomike
is right: Vincent Price worths the whole movie.
Reviewer: keygrip - favoritefavorite - September 12, 2009
Subject: Thank heaven for Vincent
This is a minor entry in the Vincent Price catalogue but even so he's on good form. Just as well as the supporting cast is forgettable
Reviewer: 1StepBeyond - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2009
Subject: Murder in three parts
Vincent Price is a medical doctor experiencing great angst for each woman he finds necessary to murder. He uses different methods with each one. He clubs his wife to death. He manually chokes the girlfriend. A helpless patient is to be given an overdose of insulin. Oddly it is the cold girlfriend who audiences would have resented for encouraging him. But Vincent Price is so suave we still allow him the characteristic of sensitivity.
Reviewer: DJ Psychomike - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2009
Subject: Vincent Price Saves The Film
Price could take a poor or weak story and punch it up, he makes this film interesting to watch.
Reviewer: katpooh9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2009
Subject: worth watching
I'm generally not a fan of noir films, but I had to see this one because it had Vincent Price in it. A very young Vincent Price. I found myself glued to the movie. Also, the acting all around was pretty good.
Reviewer: quigs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2008
Subject: Not a bad film
It was your average suspenseful"why doesn't anybody believe me" film. Mr. Price did his cold hearted best as the doctor. The storyline is similar to Macbeth; where a woman is pushing her man to commit murder to get ahead.
Reviewer: Puck30 - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2008
Subject: Price keeps it going!
Two Stars for the Movie, add a 'Star' for Vincent Price.
Reviewer: zees - favoritefavorite - May 26, 2008
Subject: An older version..........
"Shock" may be seen in a condensed modern format as an episode of "Tales from the Crypt: Mute Witness to Murder" with Patricia Clarkson as the traumatized victim and Richard Thomas as the evil, wife killing psychologist. However, the original is worth a veiwing for the simple fact that it is one of Masters (Price) earlier films. Lynn Bari and Anabel Shaw hold their own in a time before stage and film acting had not yet separated. If you like oldies, I say check it out.
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavorite - March 16, 2008
Subject: It's a shame
Vincent Price is excellent in this otherwise over melodramatic stinker.

I downloaded the MPEG1 file. Video and audio are OK.
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